Power cuts in South, West Delhi as discom employees go on strike

New Delhi: Parts of South and West Delhi, including Dwarka, Green Park and Saket, today witnessed power cuts following a strike called by a section of BSES contractual employees.

"An unrecognised union called a strike and illegal disruption of work today. We had informed Delhi government about it. With active support from majority of our employees and the law enforcing authorities, we were fully geared up to meet any exigency.

"As a result, we were largely able to ensure smooth power supply to our 38 lakh consumers and their families. However, a few isolated pockets in West and South Delhi were affected for short durations," a BSES spokesperson said. According to a representative of BSES employees union, an indefinite strike was called on Wednesday by a section of contractual employees. These people, backed by AAP leader Somnath Bharti, had called a strike in both BRPL and BYPL areas. Some areas in South and West Delhi faced power outages for short duration because of this, the representative said. PTI